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    BB162610BB162610 Upstate NY Posts: 541
    I am headed to LA for our first visit.  It sounds like the hotels near LAX are a good value and convenient for travel to the show and airport.  Do any locals suggest staying downtown or in a more touristy area?  We land mid day Wednesday and depart Friday morning so we don't have a ton of time in LA.  Travelling from Upstate NY so this may be our only trip to LA, I am not planning on renting a car either.  Any suggestions on where to stay and what to do?  
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    Looking for one L.A. ticket
    let me know if anyone has an extra!
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    BB162610 said:
    I am headed to LA for our first visit.  It sounds like the hotels near LAX are a good value and convenient for travel to the show and airport.  Do any locals suggest staying downtown or in a more touristy area?  We land mid day Wednesday and depart Friday morning so we don't have a ton of time in LA.  Travelling from Upstate NY so this may be our only trip to LA, I am not planning on renting a car either.  Any suggestions on where to stay and what to do?  
    Yes, the hotels at LAX will be the most convenient to the venue, but it isn't a particularly interesting/fun neighborhood for your downtime.  If you are willing to deal with a little driving/Ubering, I think downtown would be a great choice.  Downtown LA has changed a lot in the last 15 years since I started working there.  There are tons of great food choices, great bars, fabulous hotels.  There is a decent chance you will have pool weather that time of year, and there are several hotels downtown with good pools/pool scenes.  One newer hotel that is fabulous is the NoMad.  Even if you don't stay there, it's worth checking out for a cocktail.  Clifton's Cafeteria is also taking a peak inside for a drink.  Ace Hotel is newish and skews to a younger crowd.  There are lots of chain hotels if you are beholden to a brand, Marriott, Intercontinental, Westin, Hilton, Sheraton, as well as smaller budget boutique hotels like O Hotel.  There are Bird/Lime/Lyft scooters everywhere, but downtown is also very walkable and mostly flat except for Bunker Hill.  For things to do, The Broad is a newish contemporary art museum that is worth a visit even if you think you are not an art lover.  Tickets are free, and you can make reservations in advance.   
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    smaksmak Posts: 232
    smak said:
    kaw753 said: hi
    Any idea if there is a curfew at the Forum and/or what time the show is likely going to end? Contemplating taking a late night flight out after the show.
    Forum is indoors.  No curfews that I'm aware of.  Shows in the past have ended around 11:45PM.  While the Forum is very close to LAX, you'll find the traffic leaving the Forum to be bad.  You'll find the traffic at LAX to be shocking.  Even at late hours.  There are a bunch of red-eye flights and traffic can be at a stand-still.  I'm not sure what flights are after 1am.  I'd recommend staying at a LAX hotel and taking a very early morning flight.
    +1
    Getting out of the parking lot is a mess. Unless you are local, too many things can go wrong navigating to make a close call flight out.
    I've got a 1:15am flight.  If it means I leave before the 2nd encore and take an uber instead of my friend driving me, that's what I'm going to have to do.

    But I would like to see if we can park somewhere we can get out quickly. 

    Anybody know how it is with the SoFi in it's current state?  Or it's state in 10 weeks?

    I'm sure I'll drive down there a few weeks before to look.

    Maybe I can run down to Hollywood Park and Uber from there.  
    SoFi reportedly opens July 25
    I was thinking parking would be open there, but maybe not.  Where do 20,000 people park for a show, without the Hollywood Park parking before SoFi started being built?  I haven't been to a show there since.
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    smaksmak Posts: 232
    smak said:
    kaw753 said: hi
    Any idea if there is a curfew at the Forum and/or what time the show is likely going to end? Contemplating taking a late night flight out after the show.
    Forum is indoors.  No curfews that I'm aware of.  Shows in the past have ended around 11:45PM.  While the Forum is very close to LAX, you'll find the traffic leaving the Forum to be bad.  You'll find the traffic at LAX to be shocking.  Even at late hours.  There are a bunch of red-eye flights and traffic can be at a stand-still.  I'm not sure what flights are after 1am.  I'd recommend staying at a LAX hotel and taking a very early morning flight.
    +1
    Getting out of the parking lot is a mess. Unless you are local, too many things can go wrong navigating to make a close call flight out.
    I've got a 1:15am flight.  If it means I leave before the 2nd encore and take an uber instead of my friend driving me, that's what I'm going to have to do.

    But I would like to see if we can park somewhere we can get out quickly. 

    Anybody know how it is with the SoFi in it's current state?  Or it's state in 10 weeks?

    I'm sure I'll drive down there a few weeks before to look.

    Maybe I can run down to Hollywood Park and Uber from there.  
    Parking at the closest spot to exit from Hollywood Park is a good strategy. I did this, and left 2 songs early at the end of Temple of the Dog and saved an hour for sure. You need a good 10-15 minute head start at the end and traffic to LAX is your next obstacle. If your friend can drop you at departures and you rush in...
    I know the forum has VIP parking, but I don't know where it is, and what advantages there are.
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    I'll be there. Somehow scored GA Floor both nights. Thanks 10 Club! 
    Everything has chains...Absolutely nothing's changed. - PJ

    “The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.” - Albert Camus
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    kasedougkasedoug The Golden State Posts: 2,911
    smak said:
    smak said:
    kaw753 said: hi
    Any idea if there is a curfew at the Forum and/or what time the show is likely going to end? Contemplating taking a late night flight out after the show.
    Forum is indoors.  No curfews that I'm aware of.  Shows in the past have ended around 11:45PM.  While the Forum is very close to LAX, you'll find the traffic leaving the Forum to be bad.  You'll find the traffic at LAX to be shocking.  Even at late hours.  There are a bunch of red-eye flights and traffic can be at a stand-still.  I'm not sure what flights are after 1am.  I'd recommend staying at a LAX hotel and taking a very early morning flight.
    +1
    Getting out of the parking lot is a mess. Unless you are local, too many things can go wrong navigating to make a close call flight out.
    I've got a 1:15am flight.  If it means I leave before the 2nd encore and take an uber instead of my friend driving me, that's what I'm going to have to do.

    But I would like to see if we can park somewhere we can get out quickly. 

    Anybody know how it is with the SoFi in it's current state?  Or it's state in 10 weeks?

    I'm sure I'll drive down there a few weeks before to look.

    Maybe I can run down to Hollywood Park and Uber from there.  
    SoFi reportedly opens July 25
    I was thinking parking would be open there, but maybe not.  Where do 20,000 people park for a show, without the Hollywood Park parking before SoFi started being built?  I haven't been to a show there since.
    They jam them in that lot. I think there’s been certain shows where they’ve had to turn people away because the lot is full but that's usually latecomers. There are some surrounding businesses that offer parking in their lots. I miss that Hollywood Park lot across the street. Was so much quicker to get out there.
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    kasedoug said:
    smak said:
    smak said:
    kaw753 said: hi
    Any idea if there is a curfew at the Forum and/or what time the show is likely going to end? Contemplating taking a late night flight out after the show.
    Forum is indoors.  No curfews that I'm aware of.  Shows in the past have ended around 11:45PM.  While the Forum is very close to LAX, you'll find the traffic leaving the Forum to be bad.  You'll find the traffic at LAX to be shocking.  Even at late hours.  There are a bunch of red-eye flights and traffic can be at a stand-still.  I'm not sure what flights are after 1am.  I'd recommend staying at a LAX hotel and taking a very early morning flight.
    +1
    Getting out of the parking lot is a mess. Unless you are local, too many things can go wrong navigating to make a close call flight out.
    I've got a 1:15am flight.  If it means I leave before the 2nd encore and take an uber instead of my friend driving me, that's what I'm going to have to do.

    But I would like to see if we can park somewhere we can get out quickly. 

    Anybody know how it is with the SoFi in it's current state?  Or it's state in 10 weeks?

    I'm sure I'll drive down there a few weeks before to look.

    Maybe I can run down to Hollywood Park and Uber from there.  
    SoFi reportedly opens July 25
    I was thinking parking would be open there, but maybe not.  Where do 20,000 people park for a show, without the Hollywood Park parking before SoFi started being built?  I haven't been to a show there since.
    They jam them in that lot. I think there’s been certain shows where they’ve had to turn people away because the lot is full but that's usually latecomers. There are some surrounding businesses that offer parking in their lots. I miss that Hollywood Park lot across the street. Was so much quicker to get out there.
    I was turned away from the Forum lot for the TOTD show and they ended up re-directing me to a side area that they cleared out/closed off for the event. Best Forum parking ever. Didn't have to wait forever to get out of the lot after the show (I've been stuck in there for an hour-plus for other shows I've attended at the Forum). Of course, traffic getting out of the general area was still a huge pain, and I generally expect the whole process to take at least 90 minutes any time I park in the Forum lot. Anything less is a blessing.

    If you don't mind a little walk, there are other lots around the Forum that open up for events. You'll still be stuck in area traffic getting to the freeway, but at least you won't be battling just to get out of the lot itself. Just be wary -- some of the other "lots" are very sketchy. When I went to the Forum for Bon Iver a few months ago, I parked in a "lot" set up next to an apartment complex. I knew something was wrong when I handed the "attendant" my money as he sipped on a bottle of whiskey. Returned there after the show was over and all parking signs, along with the attendant, were nowhere to be seen. Pretty sure I got scammed. Thankfully my car was still there.
    Everything has chains...Absolutely nothing's changed. - PJ

    “The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.” - Albert Camus
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    cmaliszecmalisze Posts: 2,634
    @walkunafraid congrats! I'll be your +1 lol
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    smaksmak Posts: 232
    kasedoug said:
    smak said:
    smak said:
    kaw753 said: hi
    Any idea if there is a curfew at the Forum and/or what time the show is likely going to end? Contemplating taking a late night flight out after the show.
    Forum is indoors.  No curfews that I'm aware of.  Shows in the past have ended around 11:45PM.  While the Forum is very close to LAX, you'll find the traffic leaving the Forum to be bad.  You'll find the traffic at LAX to be shocking.  Even at late hours.  There are a bunch of red-eye flights and traffic can be at a stand-still.  I'm not sure what flights are after 1am.  I'd recommend staying at a LAX hotel and taking a very early morning flight.
    +1
    Getting out of the parking lot is a mess. Unless you are local, too many things can go wrong navigating to make a close call flight out.
    I've got a 1:15am flight.  If it means I leave before the 2nd encore and take an uber instead of my friend driving me, that's what I'm going to have to do.

    But I would like to see if we can park somewhere we can get out quickly. 

    Anybody know how it is with the SoFi in it's current state?  Or it's state in 10 weeks?

    I'm sure I'll drive down there a few weeks before to look.

    Maybe I can run down to Hollywood Park and Uber from there.  
    SoFi reportedly opens July 25
    I was thinking parking would be open there, but maybe not.  Where do 20,000 people park for a show, without the Hollywood Park parking before SoFi started being built?  I haven't been to a show there since.
    They jam them in that lot. I think there’s been certain shows where they’ve had to turn people away because the lot is full but that's usually latecomers. There are some surrounding businesses that offer parking in their lots. I miss that Hollywood Park lot across the street. Was so much quicker to get out there.
    I'm going to be coming from Pasadena, so it's going to be hard to get there that early.  But I probably should make an effort.to do so.
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    smaksmak Posts: 232
    There still seems to be some parking across the street.  Just not nearly as much as their used to be.


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    Original_ShiftyOriginal_Shifty Great White North Posts: 303
    It was recommended for visitors by some fine folks here that the best (and safest) options for hotels are along Century Blvd. We booked a room just east of the 405. Looks like a quick 10 minute Uber/Lyft from there to the Forum.  There looks to be a special section in the Forum parking lot for Ride Sharing/Taxis. Section H.
    We've moved to the Hermosa Beach area and away from Century Blvd. About 30 minutes from The Forum. Just wanted a nicer area to hang out during the day, and for my wife, who will be on her own Night 2, to not feel like a prisoner.
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    2013: LA 1 & LA 2, Vancouver
    2018: Seattle 1 & Seattle 2
    2022: LA 1 & LA 2
    2024: Vancouver 1 & Vancouver 2, Portland, Seattle 1 & Seattle 2
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    Redondo/Hermosa/Manhattan beaches AKA 'South Bay' will be nice.  Hopefully less than 30mins.  It is not that far.  Take Aviation blvd north towards the Forum rather than getting on the 405 Freeway.  Will save you a lot of time.  Hermosa Pier was used in that dance scene in LALA Land movie.
    Up here so high I start to shake, Up here so high the sky I scrape, I've no fear but for falling down, So look out below I am falling now, Falling down,...not staying down, Could’ve held me up, rather tear me down, Drown in the river
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    grizdawg420grizdawg420 Charlotte, NC Posts: 1
    Hi all!  we were going to be in LA for my kids spring break  - flying out from north carolina - scored 3 tix to the Wed 15th show - Sec 210 - my son will be 9yo - he has never been to a PJ show - not sure what to expect - hope the peeps around us are cool - may not make it the whole show but no way we could not go as we were already in LA that week - stayin in hollywood - should be fun!!!
    "I'll ride the wave where it takes me / I'll hold the pain / Release me."


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    mdevitremdevitre Los Angeles Posts: 26
    If anyone has tix to 4-15, I desperately need 2!!  Thanks!!
    [X]  Ventura, California (May 12, 1992)
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    [X]  Seattle, Washington (September 14, 1996)
    [X]  Seattle, Washington (September 16, 1996)
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    [X]  Great Western Forum (July 13, 1998)
    [X]  Inglewood, California (July 14, 1998)
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    PJ N DCPJ N DC Posts: 184
    Is there anyone intrested in trading for a pair of LA N1 Sec. 229 .....in return for an excellent seat on either N1 or N2? 
    92 - (Lollapalooza)
    96 - Columbia,MD
    98 - VA Beach
    00 - VA Beach, Columbia, MD
    03 - Pittsburgh, State College, Bristow, VA, Scranton
    05 - St. Johns, Newfoundland, Pittsburgh, Newark, The Vic
    08 - Washington, DC (EV Solo), VA Beach, Washington, DC
    09 - Philadelphia (EV Solo) & Philadelphia (Spectrum Shows)
    10 - Bristow
    12 - Philadelphia (Made in America Festival)
    13 - Wrigley Field, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Charlottesville, Charlotte
    14 - St. Louis, MO
    16 - Hampton, Philadelphia 2, New York City 1&2
    18 - Seattle 1 & Seattle 2
    22 - LA 1 & LA 2, Hamilton, ON, Toronto, Nashville, TN
    23 - Ft. Worth 1 & Ft. Worth 2, Austin 1 & Austin 2
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    gotthebottlegotthebottle San Diego Posts: 2,538
    Hold On said:
    I couldn't find any roll call started yet for LA, so I'm starting one.  I'm going to San Diego, LA and Oakland shows, and I know SD and Oakland well, but don't know LA well.  What are the best places/best areas to stay in LA?  What's the best way to get to the Forum?  Any good options besides driving?  Any info would be very helpful.  
    I live in SD.... going to LA.. for shows at Forum I stay walking distance at the motels on Century (check hotels.com and search Inglewood for near Forum. 
    Parking and even getting an uber is PITA after shows. 
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    cutzcutz Posts: 11,592
    Hold On said:
    I couldn't find any roll call started yet for LA, so I'm starting one.  I'm going to San Diego, LA and Oakland shows, and I know SD and Oakland well, but don't know LA well.  What are the best places/best areas to stay in LA?  What's the best way to get to the Forum?  Any good options besides driving?  Any info would be very helpful.  
    I live in SD.... going to LA.. for shows at Forum I stay walking distance at the motels on Century (check hotels.com and search Inglewood for near Forum. 
    Parking and even getting an uber is PITA after shows. 
    Thanks for that info. I'll check that out, but by any chance do you have some Hotel/s recommendation/s? (I'd like  to be within walking distance too)
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    baldog27baldog27 Posts: 176
    I am still looking for (1) LA1 GA - have San Diego Seat or LA1 J, or London, Budapest, AMS1 GA to trade
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    PinoyPJPinoyPJ Los Angeles, CA Posts: 252
    edited March 2020
    Going to SD, LA1.... maybe squeeze LA2...... FYI, parking at Forum will cost you 2 beers inside.... $30....
    ride amongst the waves...
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    kerbjackkerbjack kamloops bc Posts: 218
    Flying down from BC Canada for the SD and LA shows, solo. 3 PJ shows and Dodgers, Padres, and Lakers games in 6 days while I am down there. Going to be a week to remember for this dude!


    'Have you seen the way that tree bends?'
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    KG81813KG81813 Posts: 6
    Heading to LA for both shows. Staying up in West Hollywood, right off the Sunset Strip, driving down for the shows.

    LOOKING FOR ONE TICKET EACH NIGHT.  PM me if anyone has an extra for sale.

    Thanks,

    Kevin
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    korn-1korn-1 Los Angeles, transplanted from Chicago Posts: 930
    Anybody with tickets behind the stage in sections 120/119/118 row 8 or 9? Either night, but preferably night one... I have a proposal,  pm me!
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me
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    JojoRiceJojoRice Kennesaw, GA Posts: 4,101
    Bump for 2022!  
    "I got memories, I got shit"

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    D-RodD-Rod Hamilton, Ontario Posts: 1,819
    I’m in for both LA shows.  Never been to California.  Can’t wait. 
    1996.....Toronto
    2005.....Hamilton
    2011.....Toronto N1, Toronto N2, Hamilton
    2013.....London, Buffalo
    2014.....Detroit
    2016.....Toronto N1 Toronto N2, Boston  N1, Boston N2, Chicago N1
    2018.....Seattle N1, Seattle N2
    2022.....San Diego, Los Angeles N1, Los Angeles N2, Phoenix, Oakland N1, Oakland N2, Quebec City, Ottawa, Hamilton, Toronto  
    2023.....Fort Worth N1, Fort Worth N2, Austin N1, Austin N2
    2024.....???? 
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    DEGBTIDEGBTI san diego Posts: 942
    D-Rod said:
    I’m in for both LA shows.  Never been to California.  Can’t wait. 
    good for you, enjoy! In also both LA shows!
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    JojoRiceJojoRice Kennesaw, GA Posts: 4,101
    In for both LA shows as well.  Got shutout in the lottery for Night 2 but I'll get in one way or another.  Hopefully through verified fan or F2F. 
    "I got memories, I got shit"

    ISO 2016 Greenville shirt. Size medium. PM me if you have one for sale/trade.
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    The_Giant_MidgetThe_Giant_Midget Los Angeles Posts: 554
    on the floor for both nights. Forum is one of my favorite venues. pretty lucky its less than 15 min from where I live
    Beacon '08
    Philly 2-4 '09
    Newark '10
    MSG 1+2 '10
    E.V. Beacon 1+2 '11
    Made in America Festival '12
    Worcester 1+2 '13
    Brooklyn 1+2 '13
    Global Citizens Festival '15
    MSG 1+2 '16
    Fenway Park 1+2 '16
    Ohana '17
    Home Shows 1+2 '18
    Ohana '18
    Ohana '19
    Sea Hear Now '21
    Ohana '21
    LA 1+2 '22
    Austin 1+2 '23
    Ohana '23
    Vegas 1+2 '24
    LA 1+2 '24
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    CROJAM95CROJAM95 Posts: 9,605
    I’m also on the floor both nights

    LA has become a 2nd home for me, my lady is from there….feel right at home
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    cutzcutz Posts: 11,592
    Re-reading this thread I see that people were staying at a lot of different places.

    I was looking for a Hotel that is within walking distance, and I Booked one,  but I just find out they don't have parking (I didn't read the fine print). Gonna cancel . 

    Back to hunting for a place to stay. 

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